Mark Franko trained in modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, and in classical ballet with Lucienne Lamballe (Paris Opera), Helene Sadovska (Ballet des Champs Elysees) and Karoly Zsedenyi (Hungarian Royal Opera).

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Soloist with the Paul Sanasardo Dance Company (1965-1970),
performing roles in the following ballets:

Cut Flowers


The Descent


Fatal Birds

Pictures in Our House

Limited Edition

Early Darkness

Three Dances

The Animal's Eye

Nightbloom, Overleaf (Manuel Alum)

Soloist with the Zsedenyi Ballet (1972-1984),
performing roles in:

Coppelia (Franz)

Sylvia pas de deux

Petrouchka (title role)

Hungarian Peasant Wedding

Dances from Harry Janos

With Novantiqua from 1984 until the present,
performing roles in:

Treasure of the City of Women

Antique Scripts

Le Marbre Tremble

Androgyne, Folie, Amour

Characters of Dance


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Mary Keelin

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